Little Known Facts About Varicose Veins and Insurance

Varicose Veins and Insurance

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When symptoms begin to negatively impact the quality of life for a patient or when it is clear a blockage is present, medical treatment is often necessary. Simply put, here are some fast facts you need to know regarding varicose veins and insurance:

  • You do not need a referral to schedule an appointment with Premier Vein Clinic.
  • The cost of the initial visit will be your co-pay or the patient responsible portion of the agreed upon rates with your insurance.
  • When performed for medical reasons, most insurance companies will cover the treatment of varicose veins.
  • The staff at Premier Vein Clinic will work with you to meet all insurance company requirements in order to process your claim.

Each situation and company is different so the staff of Premier Vein Clinics will work with you to see which if any treatments are covered under your plan. If you find your insurance company does not cover a specific procedure it might be helpful to contact your carrier’s customer service department. He or she might be able to answer questions for you and guide you with requests for additional documentation including a formal written request or proof of conservative therapy, such as wearing compression garments. Keep in mind all insurance carriers and payers have an appeals process but it is important to note this can be time consuming and you will want to understand this process fully prior to moving forward.

A common misconception is the treatment of varicose veins is mainly cosmetic when in reality; vein disease (varicose and spider veins) is a real disease. If left untreated, vein disease can lead to more serious problems and require treatment far beyond a minimally invasive in-office procedure.

During your initial visit at Premier Vein Clinic will evaluate your individual case and determine if treatment is medically necessary. The staff will assist in answering your questions regarding insurance coverage and will complete necessary medical letters and paperwork to initiate the process of pre-approval for treatment.

If you are suffering from symptoms of varicose veins and are ready to make progress towards a more pain-free and active lifestyle, call (865) 588-8229 to request and appointment today.

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